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The Human Element: Obfuscation & Resolution

Part One - The Human Element: Obfuscations

Opens March 2nd and runs through March 30th 

Opening Reception March 2nd 3-6 pm

The second part of The Human Element
Resolution
Features the sensual and realistic figurative paintings of 
Stephen Early
paired with mythologically inspired wood sculptures of 

Part Two - The Human Element: Resolutions

Opens April 6th and runs through April 27th 

Rolf Jacobsen's wood sculpture - Hecuba. which references the Queen of Troy and is an abstraction of a person in the yoga position "child's pose."
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Stephen Early's square composition of a female nude in grays and blues - Rain #1.

 Top to Bottom, Left to Right: Rolf Jacobsen, Hecuba, 2023. Wood and gesso, 7 2/5 × 15 7/10 × 12 3/5 inches. 

Danny McCaw, Red Echoes, 2024. Oil on canvas, 50 × 40 inches.

Stephen Early, Rain #1, 2023. Oil on panel,12 × 12 inches.

In this two-phase exhibition, sculptor Rolf Jacobsen will show his work with expressionist painter Danny McCaw in March (Obfuscation) and then with contemporary realist painter Stephen Early in April (Resolution.) In Obfuscation, Jacobsen’s mythologically inspired forms and McCaw’s impasto paintings speak to the obscurity of the human element while Resolution, which pairs Jacobsen with Early’s realistic approach and eye for intimate detail, illustrates how clarity can be equally rich and raw.

Sculpture made of wood and white gesso that resembles the figure of a crouching mythical giant - Antaeus.

Rolf Jacobsen, Antaeus Defeat, 2023. Wood and gesso, 9 2/5 × 7 9/10 × 5 1/2 inches.

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Abstract oil painting with heavy impasto of an androgynous figure in an interior setting.

Danny McCaw, Silent Connection, ca. 2024.Oil on board, 12 x 9 inches

Rolf Jacobsen lives and works in Denmark with frequent visits to Italy to study and teach. His assembled wood and gesso sculptures reference mythological characters and/or stories. Jacobsen captures the delicate nature of the human form in his process which also communicates the strength and raw nature of the wood used.

Danny McCaw is a legacy artist who creates androgynous and generally ambiguous figures in his signature style. Using heavy impasto and direct application of color, McCaw's paintings are both contemporary and abstract. The figures are seen in familiar settings that recall community and togetherness.

Together, McCaw and Jacobsen illustrate the obscurity of the human condition. In Obfuscation, McCaw uses his paint to create both a vague illusion and actual tactility of the three-dimensional human element. The abstracted forms in McCaw's paintings pair beautifully with Jacobsen's sculptures, each of which tells a unique tale of resilience and fragility. The abstract nature of the sculptures is bolstered by their juxtaposition with McCaw's pieces.

Part One - The Human Element: Obfuscations

Opens March 2nd and runs through March 30th 

The Human Element is an exhibition that acknowledges that no two human relationships are the same. The combination of two individuals is completely unique and irreplaceable -each relationship cultivates different emotions and experiences.

We explore this concept by displaying sculptor Rolf Jacobsen with abstract painter Danny McCaw for the month of March - in Obfuscation - and with realist painter Stephen Early for the month April - in Resolution.

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The second part of The Human Element
Resolution

Features the sensual and realistic figurative paintings of 
Stephen Early
paired with mythologically inspired wood sculptures of 

Part Two - The Human Element: Resolutions

Opens April 6th and runs through April 27th 

Stephen Early's second of two square blue/gray oil paintings for a female nude. There are large areas of unrefined black and white background. It is called Rain#2

Stephen Early, Rain #2, 2023. Oil on panel,12 × 12 inches.

Rolf Jacobsen's wood and gesso sculpture called Caduceus swirl is a vertical piece that references the staff that is associated with medicine in america.

Rolf Jacobsen, Caduceus Swirl, 2023. Wood and gesso, 20 2/5 × 11 4/5 × 11 4/5 inches.

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